The emotion is so abundant and the happy so prevalent that the images cannot fail to make you smile.
Love the simple but elegant detailing, love the hint of a Scottish connection with the Piper and just the feel good factor and wamth that exudes.
Jasmine and Andy were married at Holy Trinity Angican Church, Fortitude Valley with their reception at Hillstone St Lucia.
Ben Clark who captured these gorgeous images is a multi award Winning Photographer based in Enogerra, Brisbane, Australia.
With more than 10 years experience in Wedding Photography, and having shot over 500 Weddings Ben knows what to look for when it comes to shooting your special day.
Ben says "It's not just about the Bride & Groom, it's about all of your guests, those little moments shared between a Father & his Daughter, before she walks down the aisle.
It's a thousand little moments that make up your Wedding Day.
We take pride in creating beautiful imagery and story telling albums..
Images that your family and friends will be talking about for years to come.
Images that move your soul, touch the heart & quite often bring a tear to the eye."
Ben is the leading photographer at Ben Clark Photography, and now his wife Lisa has joined the team and also shoots Weddings & Portraits.
The Bride, Jasmine shares the lovely story of her and her groom who are now resident in the U.K.
How did you meet?
"With me being Australian and Andy from South Africa it was inevitable that London would be where we met!
We met like most people – boy likes girl, girl likes boy…although ours just happened to involve a laptop!"
Tell us about your Engagement
"Andy proposed to me at his parent’s house in South Africa.
He had previously asked my family’s permission prior to the holiday so they were anxiously waiting for the phone call!
The proposal took me completely by surprise but it was the perfect moment with just the two of us.
I wasn’t expecting it at all, and he gave me his grandmother’s ring as the engagement ring which meant a lot."
Tell me about your Planning journey.
"It was very difficult planning a wedding in Australia while living in London, and you need to be very organized and very patient!
As an Event Manager I’m use to organizing international events and liaising with suppliers, however organizing a wedding from another country is a whole different ball game."
"After deciding the date, the first thing we wanted to do was find a venue.
With nearly two years until the wedding, we thought we had plenty of time, however good venues in Brisbane book quickly so it was imperative that we got this done immediately."
"Luckily my parents lived in Brisbane so were able to visit the venues and take photos for us. This was really important as the photos on a website can be a lot different in person.
I also wanted a unique venue with a bit of character, rather than an event space in a hotel as I have organized so many work events in rooms like these!"
"We eventually chose Hillstone St Lucia for it’s beautiful scenery and the event space, which is in a lovely old house known as a Queenslander – a colonial-style house synonymous with Brisbane, where I grew up. However before signing the contract, I also researched on blogs and forums on feedback about the venue."
"From there everything seemed to fall in place.
We were able to visit the venue a year before and make final preparations for the day including menu and wine tasting.
While we were in Brisbane we also chose the cake and finalized details with the church."
"Back in London I discovered an amazing UK-Based wedding stationer – Pink & Blue.
They were fantastic and very helpful, creating bespoke designs for us which made it easy to pack the print work for the journey to Australia.
We also researched extensively into photographers as I had heard some nightmare stories!
But having swapped emails for a few weeks and spoken on the phone, we chose Ben Clark and he didn’t disappoint!"
"We also discovered a local Brisbane Florist who was brilliant!
She was able to see my vision clearly, despite only corresponding through email, and liaised directly with the church and venue regarding the wedding flowers which saved me a lot of time and effort!"
"In the last few weeks everything fell into place, we arrived in Brisbane the week prior to the wedding and had a lot of loose ends to tie up including my hair/make up trial, meeting the photographer and meetings with the church and reception venue but in the end it all turned out perfectly!"
To bring everything to a close Jasmine has the last word,
"Obviously we had a few more things to consider in the wedding planning then most as we were getting married in Australia, such as getting the dress on the plane, flights, etc but it was all worth it!"
"If you’d asked me a week before the wedding, I would have said that I wish I organized an English wedding, but looking back – it was the perfect day.
From the weather to the venue, flowers and photography, everything worked brilliant and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!"
"My only advice for anyone wishing to organize a wedding in another country is be patient – that is the key to organized wedding planning!"
Reception venue: Hillstone St Lucia, Brisbane - http://www.hillstonestlucia.com.au/
Flowers: The Flower Cottage - 54 Kedron Park Road Wooloowin QLD 4030 http://www.wooloowinflowercottage.com.au
Print work: Pink & Blue Couture Wedding & Event Stationary - http://www.pinkandbluewedding.com/
Hair & Make Up: http://www.powderroom.com.au
Photography: Ben Clark Photography – http://www.benclarkphotography.com.au
Videography: made4media – http://www.made4media.com.au (also assisted with some great recommendations on suppliers)
Cake: Welsh Lady - http://welshlady.com.au/
Shoes: Jimmy Choo - http://eu.jimmychoo.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: Karen Millen - http://www.karenmillen.com/
Kilt - http://www.geoffreykilts.co.uk/
To Contact Ben Clark Photography
Phone: 07 3354 1600 - 0408 727 982 [Within Australia]